Lucky escape for drivers after Banbury crash

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Banbury firefighters were called to Cromwell Road on Friday after a two-car crash.

They attended the scene at about 8.30pm with one of the cars having collided with a tree.

The crews quickly used specialist stabilisation equipment to help secure the vehicles to prevent them moving further.

The driver was assisted from the vehicle and treated by trauma trained firefighters before handing over to medics from South Central Ambulance Service.

Mark O’Connor, incident commander from Banbury Fire Station, said: “The occupants of the cars were very lucky, as the impact was fairly heavy, with one of the vehicles in a very precarious position having lost a wheel and hit a tree.

“This is an obvious reminder of the importance of making sure everyone drives with extra caution, particularly in built-up areas as the nights are drawing in, and most importantly to ensure you always wear your seatbelt even for the shortest of journeys.

“Both drivers were very lucky and escaped this incident with only minor injuries”.

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind all road users to check their vehicle as winter approaches – check out our website below for top winter driving tips

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